Random Robbery or Hate Crime: 60 Year Old Brooklyn Orthodox Rabbi Joseph Raksin Gunned Down & Murdered While Walking to Bais Menachem Synagogue Saturday Morning in Northeast Miami-Dade, FL
Random robbery gone wrong or Hate Crime?
Joseph Raksin, a 60 year old rabbi from Brooklyn, NY who was visiting family, was gunned down and murdered as he was walking to a Northeast Miami-Dade synagogue at about 9 am Saturday for Temple services. The two young, black teen males fled the crime scene and are currently being sought by police. The shooting victim was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center, where he later died from his wounds. Police stated that Raksin was walking eastbound on Northeast 175th Street and Eighth Court when he was confronted by two young men and gunned down after an altercation in what was most likely a random robbery attempt.
A 60-year-old Orthodox rabbi from Brooklyn on his way to a Northeast Miami-Dade synagogue was gunned down Saturday morning during a likely random robbery attempt, according to Miami-Dade police and local Jewish community leaders.
The shooting victim, Joseph Raksin, was walking eastbound on Northeast 175th Street and Eighth Court at about 9 a.m. when he was confronted by two young men. Following an altercation, Raksin was shot by one of the men, police said.
The authorities were quick to call this a random act of violence as Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Elena Hernandez in a statement,“At this time there is no indication of this being a hate crime.” However, that is not what is being said from Yona Lunger, a local Jewish community activist and member of the Shmira Patrol, a neighborhood watch group. According to accounts, Lunger spoke to one witness who told him, that contrary to what Miami-Dade police reported, Raksin had no altercation with the two young men. Raskin was shot immediately after the two approached him on Northeast 175th Street. Also, The shocking crime took place in broad daylight was just a few blocks away from Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox synagogue where swastikas were spray painted last month. Coincidence?
Raksin was on his way to Bais Menachem, 1005 NE 172nd Ter., when he was shot, said Lunger, who spoke to one witness who told him that — contrary to what Miami-Dade police reported — Raksin had no altercation with the two young men. He said the witness, whom he did not identify, told him that Raksin was shot immediately after the two approached him on Northeast 175th Street.
Another local Jewish community leader, Brian Siegal, director of the American Jewish Committee’s Miami and Broward Regional Office, said he believes Raksin’s shooting may be connected to the recent act of vandalism at the nearby Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox synagogue, 1000 NE 174th St.
Two points to ponder with this story as to whether it was or was not a hate crime. First, other than the VIDEO from NBC News 6 above, no where is it referenced that the two murder suspects were two black teens. Also, just curious, would the police have been so quick to discount this as a hate crime if the murder victim was a religious leader with the name of Abdul or Mohammed? But of course that is the double standard we with in this politically correct world.
Missing and Kidnapped Jewish Teens Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar & Naftali Fraenkel (Dual Israeli-American Citizenship) Found Deceased in West Bank … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Vows, “Hamas Will Pay”
The search for three missing teens in Israel has come to a sad, savage and bloody end …
19 year old Eyal Yifrah, 16 year old Gilad Shaar and 16 year old Naftali Fraenkel, who had dual Israeli-American citizenship, have been missing since June 12, 2014 have been found murdered in the West Bank north of Hebron. The three went missing while hitching home from a West Bank religious school. Israeli officials said at the time that one of the teens called a police emergency line said: “We’ve been kidnapped.” They were not heard from again.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowing “Hamas will pay.”
The Israeli air force conducted strikes early Tuesday morning against 34 targets in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks against Israel’s southern communities. It was not immediately clear if the airstrikes, which targeted Hamas and Islamic Jihad assets in the strip and came after more than 20 rockets were fired into southern Israel over the past two days, resulted in any casualties, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Also on Tuesday, a Palestinian who Israel said was a member of Hamas was shot dead when he threw a grenade at forces carrying out an arrest raid in the West Bank. The man was the first casualty since the bodies were found.
UPDATE I: The Times of Israel: What happened on the night of the kidnapping.
The three teens were waiting at Geva’ot Intersection, west of the settlement of Alon Shvut in the Etzion Bloc south of Jerusalem, soon after 10:15 p.m, looking to catch a ride heading west on Route 367 toward Beit Shemesh and from there to locations in central Israel where each of them lived.
Inside the Hyundai, Israel alleges, were Hamas terrorists Amer Abu Aysha and Marwan Kawasme.
Recognizing, too late, that the car was not an innocent Israeli vehicle, one of the teens called the police at 10:25 p.m. and whispered, “We’ve been kidnapped.” The call was transferred immediately to a senior officer, who continued to ask questions but received no reply. The call lasted for 2:09 minutes and was then cut off. The officer called the number eight more times, but received three busy signals and reached voicemail five times.
The kidnappers, apparently realizing that a call had been made, shot the three teens dead soon afterwards in the backseat of the car, military sources said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday night that they were murdered “in cold blood.”
UPDATE II: Israel Launches Airstrikes in Gaza Strip.
Israel said it launched a series of airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday. The military said the strikes hit 34 targets and injured four Palestinians across the Hamas-controlled territory.
It also said approximately six rockets hit Israel, including two that struck an area north of the city of Sderot. No damage or injuries have yet been reported.
Israel bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, striking at Hamas after finding the bodies of three missing teenagers whose abduction and killing it blames on the Palestinian Islamist group.
Israel’s security cabinet, which held an emergency session late on Monday and was due to meet again on Tuesday, was split on the scope of any further action in the coastal enclave or in the occupied West Bank, officials said. The United States and regional power-broker Egypt urged restraint.
The military said aircraft attacked 34 sites, mostly belonging to Hamas, though its statement did not link the strikes to the abductions. Palestinian medics said two people were slightly wounded.
The military cited 18 Palestinian rockets launched against Israel from Gaza in the past two days.
The Islamist group has neither confirmed nor denied involvement in the disappearance of the students as they hitchhiked near a Jewish settlement on June 12 nor in the cross-border rocket salvoes from Gaza.
Hate Crime: 10 Year Old White Girl Danielle Fair, Assaulted by Black Female Teen in Cleveland, OH … Witness Says Victim was Called a “Cracker”
Cleveland, Ohio police are investigating the following assault as a hate crime.
10 year old Danielle Fair was assaulted while riding a scooter by a 13 year old black girl on Leeila Avenue off Bellaire Road on the west side of Cleveland. The attack appears to have been an ambush as the girl on the scooter never had a chance to defend herself. A neighbor says she saw it all, and she heard the attacker use a racial slur … “Cracker. She called her a cracker.” Although there have been no arrests yet, a Cleveland police spokesman said officers are investigating the attack as a juvenile assault and the police report lists the case as a “hate incident.”
Cleveland Police are investigating an attack on a 10-year-old girl as a hate crime, and the attack was captured on video and posted on-line.
It happened on Leeila Avenue off Bellaire Road on the west side.
A video posted on YouTube shows a white girl on a scooter ambushed and beaten by a black girl. The beating went on for about 12 seconds until you hear voices in the background calling for it to stop.
A Cleveland Police report shows the attacker is 13 years old. The victim, Danielle Fair, says she felt bullied.
A neighbor says she saw it all, and she heard the attacker use a racial slur.
“Cracker. She called her a cracker,” said Jessica Jaworski.
Lawyer Claims V. Stiviano, Former Donald Spirling Girlfriend, Assaulted in New York City … Called The ‘N Word’ By Group Of Assailants
V. Stiviano, the former gal pal of Donald Sterling whose tape recording of his racist rantings led to his lifetime NBA ban, was assaulted outside of a NYC hotel by two men. According to her attorney, the attack occurred around 7 pm Sunday as Stiviano was leaving a restaurant near the Gansevoort Hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. V. Stiviano was attacked by two white men, about 5′ 7″ who were described as two white men who began to hit her, called her the N word and other disgusting slurs. Stiviano was taken to a doctor who examined her for possible injuries. She was in NYC to appear on CNN‘s Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday.
V. Stiviano, whose tape recording of Donald Sterling ranting against African-Americans led to his NBA lifetime ban, was assaulted by two men outside a New York hotel Sunday night, her lawyer told CNN.
The assault took place as Stiviano was leaving a restaurant by the Gansevoort Hotel with her sister and friends.
The men followed her, yelling racial slurs, said Stiviano’s attorney Mac Nehoray.
They punched her several times, leaving the right side of her face red and swollen, he said.
Stiviano didn’t immediately file a police report, because “she had to get out of there,” Nehoray said.
“I believe she will file a police report Monday,” he said.
3 People Dead after Shootings at Jewish Community Center, Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas (Update: Suspect Yells “Heil Hitler” While Being Arrested)(Update: Suspect ID’d as Glenn Frazier Cross, aka Glenn Miller, Former grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the KKK)
Three people have been killed and two others injured after a shooting at Village Shalom, a Jewish Community Center, in Overland Park, Kansas. The fatal shooting took place on the eve of Passover. A 14 year-old boy and his grandfather were killed outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. A female was killed a few minutes later in the parking lot at Village Shalom, an assisted living facility. Two of the victims were a grandfather and grandson who were members of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS.
Police will not yet call this a hate crime; as they are reporting this as a possible hate crime. Possible??? However, we will … THIS IS A HATE CRIME!!!
Authorities are investigating whether the shootings were a hate crime, Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass told reporters.
“It’s too early in the investigation to try to label it. We know it’s a vicious act of violence. Obviously, at two Jewish facilities, one might make that assumption, but we’re going to have to know more about it,” he said.
When some one asks the following before killing someone, chances are it is a hate crime … “Asking someone if you are Jewish before shooting sounds very much like a hate crime,” Rabbi Herbert Mandl, a chaplain with the Overland Park Police Department, said.
Press Conference – CNN
UPDATE I: Police take shooting suspect into custody.
Police took one man into custody at the Valley Park Elementary at 123rd and Lamar. The man was heard yelling “heil Hitler” as he was taken into custody. However, investigators say it is too early to label the incident as a hate crime.
The person of interest is described as a man in his 70s. Investigators say he is not from the area and there’s no indication that he knew the victims. His identity has not been released at this time. He is being held at the Johnson County Detention Center.
Glenn Frazier Cross, aka Glenn Miller, is a former “grand dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
Glenn Frazier Cross, 73, was arrested at 1:28 p.m. He is being held by Overland Park police on multiple charges including premeditated first-degree murder, according to online jail records.
Cross, who also goes by Glenn Miller, is a known white supremacist and known for his anti-Semitic thoughts. He is a former grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. He is a perennial candidate for office, including running in 2006 against then-U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, R-MO. He ran against Blunt in 2010 when Blunt was elected to the Senate.
Cross made headlines in the 2010 campaign for his racist and anti-Semitic campaign ads. Federal law required broadcast stations to air the ads even though they did not want to put such vile rantings on their airwaves.
Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the radical Westboro Baptist Church is reportedly near death. Phelps is 84. This so-called Kansas church has become infamous for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, promoting “Gad Hates Fags”. From the WAPO, members of the Westboro church frequently protest at funerals of soldiers with signs containing messages like “Thank God for dead soldiers” and “Thank God for 9/11,” claiming the deaths are God’s punishment for American immorality and tolerance of homosexuality and abortion. I guess some one forgot to tell this group that God loves, he does not hate.
According to his estranged son via Facebook, Nathan Phelps, Fred Phelps is now on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas.” Nathan Phelps also said, the elder Phelps was ex-communicated from his own church last year. A second son of the elder Phelps Sr., Nate Phelps, also has confirmed that his father had been voted out of church.
The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., who founded a Kansas church that’s widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, is in a care facility.
Westboro Baptist Church spokesman Steve Drain said Sunday that Phelps is being cared for in a Shawnee County facility. Drain wouldn’t identify the facility but says Phelps is 84 and “having some health problems.”
The information is based on an email sent by the son, Nate Phelps, to a Topeka Capital-Journal reporter. Nate Phelps said his father is near death.
“(Fred) is at Midland Hospice House where, as of yesterday (Friday), he is comfortable without the respiratory difficultly that he was having the day before and is unresponsive,” Nate Phelps wrote, quoting a message sent to him.
After Fred Phelps Sr. was voted out of the church, he was moved to another house where he could be watched for fear of him hurting himself, then he “basically stopped eating and drinking,” Nate Phelps said in the email.
For many years, Fred Phelps Sr. and his wife, Margie Marie Phelps, lived in an upper floor of the church.
A Westboro Baptist Church spokesman declined to comment Sunday on whether a report that Pastor Fred Waldron Phelps Sr. has been excommunicated from the conservative church, known for its controversial anti-gay stance, that he founded in the 1950s.
Sorry, but HATE is not a religion. Isn’t this guy going to be in for a surprise when he finds the Pearly Gates locked and a sign that says, sorry, take this elevator straight to Hell.
KNOCK OUT GAME Continues: ‘Knock That White Boy [Cracker] Out’ … Arrests Made After Mob of Black Teens Attack Disabled White Vet … Hate Crime!!!
Just curious … is it so hard for the media to report a crime accurately … not once in any of the written articles do they reference specifically that this was a black on white crime and namely mention a mob of black teens assaulted a white man. You have to watch the VIDEO to hear the reporter say it.
Arrests have been made in the “knock out game” assault of a white, disabled veteran in Cleveland, Ohio. A mob of black teens harassed, attacked, robbed and taunted with racial slurs their white victim near Public Square. Matthew Robinson was riding the RTA’s Healthline when a group of black teen punks began harassing him and followed him off the bus and down the street to 6th and Euclid. Robinson said that the mob hurled threats and racial slurs at him as they were saying, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker.’ They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’” Hmm … No hate crime here, eh? Three suspects have been arrested by Cleveland and RTA police, Kenneth Matthews, Ronald Reid Williams and an unnamed 16 year old female minor. The unnamed girl had actually filmed the attack with her cell phone, and the video was still on her phone at the time of her apprehension. One of the two teens has also been charged in two other robberies similar to this one. Good grief, just send this punk to prison and do society a favor before he kills some one.
Sadly, not one person stepped into help this man. Not one. Let’s see if the Cleveland DA’s office has the CO-JONES to charge these punks with a “hate crime”.
Matthew Robinson, Disabled Army Veteran, Attacked By group of black teens in Cleveland, OH
A disabled Army vet spoke out about the latest attack that happened Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
Matthew Robinson told our Ed Gallek he was riding RTA’s Healthline when six to eight teenagers surrounded him on the bus, and then started following him.
Then, he said they attacked, took his stuff, and videotaped what they were doing.
The incident went down at 6th and Euclid, and the crowd scattered when cops showed up.
Robinson told 19 Action News, “What they were saying was, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker.’ They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’”
The victim said not only did the group taunt him with racial slurs, they also videotaped the incident.
Cleveland Police hustled and found three of the suspects running from the scene.
They apprehended an 18 and 19-year-old guy, plus a 16 year-old-girl who had the video on her phone.
DOUBLE STANDARD IN KNOCK OUT GAME HATE CRIME CHARGES …
A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas indicted 27 year old Conrad Alvin Barrett on Thursday for hate crime charges. Conrad Alvin Barrett was arrested in connection with the “knockout game” assault of a 79 year old black man. The elderly man suffered a broken jaw. According to reports, Barrett recorded himself on his cellphone attacking the 79 year old man, laughing and saying “Knockout” as he ran away, as the man fell to the ground.
A white Houston-area man accused of sucker punching an elderly black man has been indicted on a hate crime charge.
A federal grand jury in Houston indicted 27-year-old Conrad Alvin Barrett on Thursday.
Investigators say Barrett slugged the 79-year-old victim, breaking his jaw in two places, in a Nov. 24 attack in Katy. They say he laughed and shouted “knockout” as the man fell to the ground.
Investigators say Barrett videoed the attack on his cellphone and shared the recording.
Is this a hate crime, probably so. However, so are the many other black on white “knock out game” assaults that go uncharged. The majority of attacks in this sick and twisted “knock out game” have been black on white crimes, yet it is only the few cases of white on black crime that get charged as hate crimes. So why the double standard from the Eric Holder DOJ? And we thought that Justice is supposed to be blind.
The following was not considered a hate crime “knock out game” assault by a young black punk on an elderly white woman but instead New York cops call video taped ‘Knockout’ attack harassment. Are you friggin kidding me?
NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force Arrest Barry Baldwin in Brooklyn, NY for at Least Seven “Knockout Game” Assaults Against White Women
35 year old Barry Baldwin of East New York has been arrested by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force for at least seven “knockout game” assaults against white and most Jewish women. Baldwin is being charged with 6 counts of assault as a hate crime, aggravated harassment, attempted assault, menacing charges and one count of endangering the welfare of a child for punching out the mom who fell onto her 7 year old.
The victims were all white, females ages 20 to 78. Baldwin was initially charged with hate crimes for targeting Jewish victims, but those charges were later downgraded. Because of course a black man targeting white and predominantly Jewish women could never be guilty of a hate crime. Baldwin was arraigned Monday on five assaults, none as a hate crime, according to court papers. Prosecutors didn’t comment on the reasons for the downgraded charges. He’s being held on a $10,000 bail.
Cowards: Prosecutors fail to charge Baldwin with a HATE CRIME
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force busted a Brooklyn man for at least seven “knockout” assaults, cops said Friday.
Barry Baldwin, 35, punched out the victims between Nov. 9 and Christmas Eve in Canarsie and Midwood, police said.
All of the victims were white women and most were Jewish, a law-enforcement source said. At least two of the attacks occurred on the Sabbath.
“Everyone will sleep a little easier,” said Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who said the attacks frightened the community.
Barry Baldwin’s hate crime “knock out” victims:
- Nov. 9, 2013: Baldwin allegedly punched a 78-year-old Midwood woman while she pushed her great-granddaughter’s stroller at Avenue L and East Fifth Street.
- Dec. 7, 2013: At around 2:40 p.m. he punched a 20-year-old in the head.
- Dec. 21, 2013: The victim was a 33-year-old mom walking with her 7-year-old daughter on Elm Street near East 12th Street Midwood.
- Dec 24, 2013: A 78-year-old sitting in on a bench in Canarsie was the next to suffer the crazed attacker’s wrath on Christmas Eve.
- Dec. 24, 2013: Fifteen minutes later, he attacked another elderly woman nearby at corner of East 93rd Street and Seaview Avenue.
- Dec. 26, 2013: A 38-year-old woman ducked Baldwin’s swing when he attacked her on Dec. 26, on Seaview Avenue in Canarsie.
- Dec. 27, 2013: Baldwin attacked his final victim on the same street while she talked on a cellphone.
US DOJ Charges White Suspect, 27 Year Old Conrad Alvin Barrett, for “Knockout Game” Targeting 79 Year Old Black Man in Texas
The President Barack Obama/Attorney General Eric Holder US Department of Justice is finally going to charge an individual in connection with the “Knockout” game with a hate crime … of course the punk suspect is white.
The DOJ for the the southern district of Texas has arrested and charged 27 year old Conrad Alvin Barrett with a “hate crime” in connection with the “knockout game” assault of a 79 year old man. According to reports, Barrett recorded himself on his cellphone attacking the 79 year old man, laughing and saying “Knockout” as he ran away. Might this be a hate crime? Yes, it may just be, but what is ridiculous and borders on pathetic is the fact that an overwhelming majority of this sick “knockout game” epidemic has been black on white crime and any mention of a “hate crime” is taboo. Personally, its pretty sick for a 27 year old to break the jaw of an elderly, frail man no matter who is what color.
However, in this administration it appears that color always does matter. As the Jawa Report opines, so what makes this case so unique that the DOJ would finally charge one of these punks with a “hate crime,” why the victim is black.
Federal authorities said Thursday they have arrested and charged a Texas man in connection with the “knockout game,” accusing him of a hate crime for targeting a black man for a vicious street attack.
Most knockout victims that have appeared in news reports have been white, but the Justice Department said in this instance the victim was a 79-year-old black man, and stepped in with federal charges.
“Suspected crimes of this nature will simply not be tolerated,” said Kenneth Magidson, the U.S. attorney for the southern district of Texas. “Evidence of hate crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted with the assistance of all our partners to the fullest extent of the law.”
The Justice Department said it filed a criminal complaint against 27-year-old Conrad Alvin Barrett on Tuesday and arrested him on Thursday.
According to Justice officials, Mr. Barrett recorded himself on his cellphone attacking the 79-year-old man, laughing and saying “Knockout” as he runs away.
The 79-year-old man had his jaw broken in the Nov. 24 attack.
No one is saying that this assault probably was not a hate crime as the suspect said and did some pretty incriminating things. The issue is, why aren’t assaults with regards to the knockout game when it is black on white considered a hate crime? It is just another case of the Obama administration causing strife amongst the races.
Investigators say they only found out about the case because Barrett was showing off the video at a bar in Fulshear the night of the attack. He allegedly showed it to an off-duty police officer he’d just met.
On his phone, authorities found not only the video of the attack but 10 others, including one where Barrett allegedly says, “The plan is to see if I were to hit a black person, would this be nationally televised?”
He also makes derogatory statements toward African Americans, including one video in which he says that they “haven’t fully experienced the blessing of evolution.”
In his defense, Barrett’s attorney, George Parnham, says his client has severe mental health issues, that he’s bi-polar and on heavy medication.